MILAN SEEM to have made Keisuke Honda their number one target but first they will have to sell some players.
Milan lost Carlos Tevez to Juventus and the Argentine has admitted that “Juventus want me more than Milan” and their eyes are now on Honda as they appear to want the player to fill their last non-EU spot (Milan have one left after Vergara signed).
Honda has made it very clear that he would like to move away from CSKA Moscow this summer as his contract expires on the 31st of December and has attracted interest from the Rossoneri and a number of Premier League clubs.
Sportitalia reported yesterday that Milan are at the top of Honda’s list and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and il Corriere dello Sport Milan are serious about the player. The Rome-based newspaper suggests that Milan are preparing Honda, who turned 27 earlier this month, a four-year contract worth €2.5 million a season (plus €0.5 million in bonuses).
It’s believed that Everton have offered €7 million for Honda but Milan are only going to offer €2m (La Gazzetta reported yesterday that Honda has an agreement with his club that this amount will be enough to buy him). The pink newspaper expects Adriano Galliani to start working on the signing of Honda in the next days. Sky Sport Italia, however, insists that Milan will not be able to move for Honda or anyone else until they sell some players as Milan have 33 squad players now.
Gazzetta also suggests that the Andrea Poli negotiations are hold until Milan resolve the Mathieu Flamini and Bakaye Traore situations and writes that Milan consider Alessandro Matri or Juventus way too expensive (they want €12 million).